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Review Pending ESA Applications and Select ESA Permits

Overview


There are two types of permits issued for take under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

  1. ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permits for scientific research or to enhance the propagation and survival of the species, and
  2. ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for taking species incidental to (not the purpose of) an otherwise lawful activity.

Below is a selection of ESA applications and permits. This is not a comprehensive list, but represents some of the more frequently requested. Also available for review are:

Applications are announced with a notice in the Federal Register. You may submit comments on permit applications during the official public comment period listed in the notice.

ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permits and Applications
Only select permits and applications are posted on the website; there are no ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) applications posted at this time. However, permits and applications for endangered or threatened marine mammals are available on the MMPA Permit and Application Review page.

Environmental Assessment

Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Scientific Research of Sea Turtles in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico
Draft PEA [pdf] [1.8 MB]
Notice of Availability [pdf] (73 FR 2223, January 14, 2008)

ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits and Applications

Only active issued permits and received applications are posted on the website. ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) permits taking species incidental to (not the purpose of) an otherwise lawful activity.

Permit Holder/ Applicant File Number Application Status Permit

Barney Davis L.P.

* Federal Register Notice of Receipt

21316

Application (February 2017)
[pdf]

received

-

Virginia Electric and
Power Company, D.B.A. Dominion
Virginia Power

* Federal Register Notice of Availability

21516

Application (April 2017)
[pdf]

received

-

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc.

* Federal Register Notice of Receipt

* Draft EA

21293

Application (Feb 2016)
[pdf]

received

-

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. for Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon

* Federal Register Notice of Receipt

18600

Application (Dec 2013)
[pdf]

issued-active

Permit 18600 
[pdf]

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for Atlantic sturgeon

* 2014 Federal Register Notice of Permit Issuance
* EA
* Biological Opinion

18102

Application (Jan 2014)
[pdf]

Application (June 2013)
[pdf]

issued-active

Permit 18102
[pdf]
Georgia Department of Natural Resources for sturgeon

*Federal Register notice of issuance
16645 GADNR Application [pdf] issued- active Permit 16645 [pdf]

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for sea turtles

*2013 Federal Register Notice of issuance

* EA
* Biological Opinion

16230

June 2013 Revised Application
[pdf]

January 2013 Revised Application
[pdf]

2012 Revised Application
[pdf]

2011 NCDMF Application
[pdf]

issued- active

Permit 16230
[pdf]

Updated:October 19, 2017